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. the president is about to take center stage on a number of key issues. mr. obama will unveil his plan to overhaul immigration laws. this comes after they announced a plan for the path to citizenship. live with a look at why some applaud the move while others are outraged. >> on the one hand it does offer a path to citizenship. it also allows more temporary workerto stay in the country. on the other hand it increases border security and would crack down on those who hire illegal immigrants. some say it sounds like a good deal. others say not so much. republican and democratic senators announced the proposal. she lives with her family. her mother brought her into the country illegally when she was 10. she says the family fears deportation, a specially for her mom. >> being sent back, that is something we have to live with. >> the group is trying to help families like hers become citizens. she wants to be a nurse. >> we are just trying to get this. >> for taxpayers it is a problem. >> he says granting citizenship to illegal immigrants would cost a lot and in services and is simply unfair
to be with us and that was wonderful to see your wife again. let me go to you, mr. lapierre. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug -- 100% of the time against a drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people al
at a bill to enact part of president obama's gun control plan. dianne feinstein plans to issue legislation today to enact a new ban on assault weapons. it will also ban high capacity ammunition magazines and would strengthen background checks for aspiring gun owners. >> looking at the first television interview with manti te'o over the hoax involving an online girlfriend who it turns out never existed. >> he told katie couric that he had no part in the hoax and it did not know that he had been duped until early last month. put yourself in my situation. my whole world told me that she died on september 12. >> she also interviewed his parents, who said their son is not a liar. you can watch the entire interview today at 4:00 p.m. right here on abc 7. >> relearning of a separate internet hoax targeting some of the redskins players. nfl security compleconducted a securities search involving a woman named sandy ackerman who used pictures of an adult entertainer to establish relationships with pro athletes. the conversations mainly took place through twitter. in some instances she sent photograp
it matters. so jimmy, president obama taking this issue of immigration on the road today. he did so, though, back in 2011 without a lot of success. but today, dan pfeiffer is tweeting out that the president will applaud the bipartisan senate agreement, saying it's consistent with his long-held view. but jimmy, this bill is not a sure thing in the senate, let alone the house. so explain why there is con flicking uniformity on this. >> well, listen. i think it's great that the six senator who is got up on the podium yesterday and said that they have a framework for an agreement for a framework to get immigration done, is great. the problem is this. the problem is -- and that's a great first step, but you've got to put it down on paper. and once you start putting things down on paper, you actually start writing legislation. and then you ask members to start voting on this legislation, and that's when it gets remarkably murkier in the building behind me. think about it in 2007. you know, you had 22 republicans that are currently sitting in the united states senate today who voted against bush's
. politics and math. november election, hispanic voters, obama 71%, romney 21%. >> the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: arizona senator john mccain says republicans who have killed reform before are rethinking. >> times have changed. americans have changed. elections have changed. you look at the demographics of this country, and the rising hispanic population, we're notgoing to win races. >> reporter: half the senators announcing monday's plan are republicans granting illegal immigrants temporary status to stay here if they pass a criminal background check, pay a fine, pay taxes and learn english. none of this before border security is improved. prince george's county resident brought here by her parents when she was 10. >> my mother's undocumented. my brother and i are undocumented but are currently waiting on our work permits. but that doesn't say that we can stay here. at any moment we can be deported and leave a 10-year- old sister behind. >> report
will be among the big issues president obama will face in his second term. the debt is another. while republicans confront the future of the once grand old party. the sunday talk shows threw all of that, plus women in combat up for debate this morning. and melanie alnwick has your political roundup. >> reporter: after this week's big announcement removing the ban on women serving in combat, fox news sunday brought in the nation's first female combat pilot. she says when it comes to battle readiness, all service members should be judged equally. >> the bottom line is we need to treat people like individuals. what are the capabilities they bring to the fight, which includes physical strength, plus courage, plus aptitude, plus leadership and all the other things we need to have the most effective fighting force. >> reporter: as the new mols is implemented -- policy is implemented, some warn of pitfalls. >> where does this go? draft women, release them from the service for pregnancy? where does it ultimately go? they're in combat and they should be in combat and we should find opportuniti
westerners has been mounting. the ministry said that after the neighboring hostage issue in nigeria, there is a danger to westerners. >> president obama is making moves this week to tackle wall street reform. he has nominated mary jo white to lead the securities and exchange commission. she spent a decade prosecuting white-collar crimes. her experience mr. well- positioned to implement the president's reforms on wall street. it is the amount that has sparked national conversation. military women will soon be moving to the front line of combat. outgoing secretary of defense leon panetta is expected to lift the exclusive -- exclusivity ban. it is an opportunity but is also stirring controversy. >> today the pentagon will announce it is listing the -- lifting the two-decade and of not having women on combat role. recently the front lines of or have been blurred. women already make up 40% of the 1.5 million active-duty personnel. more than 100 women have died in afghanistan and iraq. congressman tami duckworth was a helicopter pilot who lost both her legs serving in iraq. >> women have
able to buy guns because he had mental-health issues. he killed 32 people. next week, president obama will begin to tackle another one of his second term priorities. that is immigration reform. he will travel to las vegas on tuesday to press his case for changes in immigration laws which could lead to legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. a bar marcus and senate group is working on similar proposals -- a bipartisan senate group is working on similar proposals. we will tell you who is joining the big competition. >> he might be surprised. also, subway takes a stand over its foot long controversy. >> tonight, who says the commonwealth of virginia should print its own money. >> what is up at the movies? i have the weekend movie guide. >> and bob is putting the >> you are watching abc 7 news with leon harris allyson starling, bob brian in weather and tim brant in sports. this is abc 7 news at 11, on your side. >> thousands of anti-abortion protesters marched from the national mall to the supreme court today. it was the 40th anniversary of roe vs. wade, a decision which legalize
. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug -- 100% of the time against drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people all over this country. there are 25,000 violent crimes per week in this country. the inno
troops to decide the issue for themselves. congress is sending a bill to president obama for his signature for super storm sandy. the measure is aimed primarily at helping residents and businesses as well as state and local government rebuild from the late october storm. the storm is blamed for billions of dollars of property damage. it doesn't seem like it was that long ago. >> it doesn't. if you're up there suffering, it seems like forever. >> that weather in new orleans makes you really want to be there. if you're going down later this week, say you have plans to be there just for the weekend, it is going to get a little bit cooler. you might want to factor that into your packing plans. there is going to be a little front going through. it is not going to be brutal by any stretch. the weekend forecast basically, highs in the 60's. nighttime lows in the 40's. if you're going down there for the weekend, you might neat a sweatshirt. minimal chance of a shower. of course ideal conditions for the game on sunday. it was chilly today. freezing this morning at 30. then the late evenin
one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue was cornering momentum in a rare show of bipartisan support. >> there is more political risk in opposing immigration reform began supporting it. >> this is consistent with their country's tradition of being a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. >> eight leading republican and democratic senators are proposing an immigration overhaul. it would create a path to a system -- path to citizenship. reform the legal immigration system to keep families together, " ward green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs. >> there is no reason to delay. >> the proposal mirrors the president's priorities. >> the very important effort is about engaging the american people. >> advocates are pressuring lawmakers to act. >> we now the momentum is on our side. >> that momentum comes after a tough reaction -- election reality. he won more than 70% of the latino vote. even with bipartisan support, passing the
of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> all right. thanks. president obama says the nation has issued a call to action for congress to tackle the issue of immigration reform. praised leaders for coming up with a framework. but there's a lot to do before meaningful changes can be achieved here. for more on that topic, we turn to our team after experts peter fenn and while jim is away we welcome back phillip stuts. one of the thing we want to start off is the issue of sequestration. we have bigger fish to fry. is that how things are ending up? >> well, you just talked about immigration. this is the biggest issue of the day for our country. so i'm a republican, but i'm disappointed that we're punting the ball down the field. disappointed in president obama that he's punting the ball down the field for a long time. i don't understand why they can't figure this thing out. seems to be consistent with what congress seem to be able to do. >> what happens if you don't go with sequestration is you have to make the tough decisions and that compromises a hard thing to do in a month. and initially the re
will attend. they will discuss gun control with experts who worked on gun safety issues in the state in the wake of the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >>> 5:35 right now. president obama travels outside the district for the first time of his second term next week. he will head to las vegas. the president made numerous stops there. the white house not releasing any other details about that trip. >>> it is now 5:35. 21 degrees. coming up, the expected prison sentence for a man who leaked the name of a covert operative. >>> a dog crediting with saving a woman's life this morning. >>> we might see a few snowflakes. >>> stay ahead of the storm by downloading the weather app. search nbc washington in the app store or goog play. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to
, but also fair path toward citizenship. exactly one week after president obama called immigration reform a top priority, the issue is garnering momentum with a rare show of bipartisan support. >> for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reforming that in supporting it. >> this is consistent with our country's tradition of being a nation of laws, and a nation of immigrant. >> eight leading republican and democratic snorts are proposes an immigration overall. the legislation would create a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants already here, secure the border, reform the legal immigration system to keep families together. award green cards to immigrants who obtain advanced degrees at american universities. improve the employment verification system. and allow more low-skilled workers to enter the country for hard to fill jobs in areas such as agriculture. >> there's no reason to delay. we are seeing a consensus buildings here. >> the white house says the proposal mirrors the president's priority. he'll unveil his vision tomorrow. >> what you'll s
. let me go to you, mr. lapierre. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, he is what nra has done historically. we do more of which we put more money in. reese support of enforcing the laws on the books 100% of the time. that works. we have supported prison bill and spirit we have states like california where, more than any other state in the country, they send more inmates back in the street and more inmates back in jail for new crimes against their citizens than any other kind -- stayed in the nation. -- states in the nation. -- state in the nation. nra has always supported what worked. -- works. the innocent are being preyed upon. the statistics are numbing. the 911 calls are horrible. at the scene of the crime, it is the criminal and the victim. victims all over the country want to be able to protect themselves. this whole debate almost puts it in two different categories. if you are i
towards what's been a bitterly divided issue. the push is on as president obama calls for quick passage of immigration reform. >> we can't allow immigration reform to get bogged down in an endless debate. we have been debate thing a very long time. >> a golden ticket to life for a better life for my family. >> reporter: choosing nevada to unveil his plan where latinos make up close to 30% of the population, proposal includes a path to citizenship. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based on my proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. >> reporter: undocumented immigrants would have to register with the federal government and pay bonds and back taxes, undergo background checks but not before increased border security can be proven. illegal immigrants would receive green cards only after every lawful applicant has gone lou the process we shouldn't be rewarding those who violate the law. >> reporter: the president's re-election with 70% of the latino vote has resulted in a shift towards compromise. but some who watch the speech fe
gigot. that was president obama in his inaugural address monday, promising to make global warming a top priority in a second term, it's an issue that is sure to bring some fierce policy showdowns, the first of which may come under the keystone xl pipeline since 2008. and a revised route through nebraska this week, the final hurdle to the project at the state level and 53 senators, including 9 democrats sent a letter to the white house on wednesday urging president obama to expedite its approval. and joining the panel this week, wall street journal assistant page editor, james freeman and senior economics writer steve moore and washington columnist kim strassel. kim, where did that come from? i don't remember the climate change being something that the president talked a lot about in the campaign if at all. >> surprise. >> paul: and he didn't wait for the state of the union, it's in the inaugural address. so, what's going on here politically? >> well, i think some of us did think it was coming. remember, this was a high priority of his back in 2008 when he campaigned. but they got beat u
community that they're going to deal with this issue. >> it's a significant voting bloc. >> huge. >> that was shown to be the case this past election. >> and obama won 71% of them. so republicans are going to try to get some of those voters back. you're going to see bipartisan deal on this issue. >>> quite a day for divers today. they will try to find a small plane in icy waters of new york's hudson river. rescuers rushed to the shore last night when a man and woman were brought to safety. their single engine plane crashed into the river, but they were able to escape before it sank. they were hospitalized in fair condition. >>> with that, a quick look at your monday weather. the freezing rain in new york city will switch to plain rain by the afternoon. minneapolis will see freezing drizzle most of the day. heavy snow for the mountains of utah, colorado and idaho. >> temperatures are much warmer than usual in the nation's midsection. st. louis hit 70. seattle is rainy and cool in the mid-40s. 60s in phoenix and l.a. >>> impressive works of art will be on display for another week i
. this is a major issue. we heard about this during the bush term but didn't come to fruition. obama promised in 2008 but didn't get to it. and one of the gang of eight said first american supported in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect it. thirdly, democrats want it. and fourth, republicans need it. so an interesting analysis of why it's coming to a head. >> the gang of eight, i love that they're calling them the gang of eight. >> their plan will be announced later today. >>> now to the latest on that terrible nightclub fire in brazil. investigators say most of the victims died from smoke inhalation as flames engulfed the club. the mayor has declared 30 days of mourning as families make burial arrangements. we spoke earlier to the bbc's julia carnero. >> reporter: lots of witnesses are speaking out about how it was a desperate situation for them trying to get out, not being able to see far because of the smoke, and on top of that, some witnesses have said that actually security guards stood in their way in the beginning, because there was lots of confusion. they didn't understan
and he will head to richmond tomorrow along with senator tim kaine. president obama is planning to hit the road to draw support for the issue. to push for new gun control laws. >>> a controversial piece of artwork. a banned portrait of the queen of england is now on display after 60 years. it was ordered hidden from the public by the liverpool town hall council because it didn't look enough like her majesty. see if you can figure out why. well, it is because it showser with a long next which you can tell she doesn't look like that. but to mark the anniversary of the queen's core nation, it is now hanging in st. george's hall. they said let's pull it out anyway. >> somebody day bad -- did a bad job so they hid it. >> i wonder what happened to the person who created it. >> must be a lot of pressure. >> remember kate middleton's picture. >> there was all that controversy. >> i didn't love that, did you? >> how do you mess that up. if you are an artist, how do you make her neck like a giraffe's neck. how do you mess that up? air an artist. i don't get t i don't understand. it just doesn't
's new issue. >> oldham. >> whatever. it features a wide ranging interview with president obama that's made a lot of news, man. chris, you know how to launch it, don't you, baby. that is good stuff. tell me what you're most surprised about what the president told you. >> for me personally it's just the tone. it's a brand new obama. i asked him about a new kind of politics and his answer was that institutional and form in the media have made it very difficult to deliver on that sort of grand promise four years -- >> isn't that ironic, democrats come in and i think they get a much freer pass to the white house than republicans but it always seems to be the democrats, the clintons and now barack obama that has this terrible relationship with the media. >> well, i mean -- is that fair? >> i think the media environment we live in in 2013 is different than it was ten years ago. we've all seen the demise of the night live news, people just follow the people that are in their corner on twitter. there is a different media environment. at the same time there were very high expectations in 2008
for illegally downloading millions of academic articles. >>> the obama administration is kicking off its campaign for gun safety. the president's organizing for action e-mailed supporters asking them to call their congressman about the issue. but democrats may stand in the way. senators up for re-election in 2014 in alaska, arkansas and montana have all expressed uncertainty about the proposals. >>> snail mail is going to cost you a little bit more starting tomorrow. postal service is raising the cost of a first class stamp to 46 cents. other shipping prices are also going up by 4%. the postal service is trying to make up for millions in lost revenue thanks to e-mail and other technology. >>> still ahead, the nats hold a presidential news conference. we're going to tell you the new commander in chief who will be running the presidents' race this coming season. there he is. >>> plus, well, we've emerged from the deep freeze. but the temperature roller coaster is just getting started. kim is b >>> the presidents' race just got tougher for teddy. the fan favorite will have new competition i
like hosni mubarak passed to give himself tremendous power and that should put president obama on the hook. this is an issue where the presidential authority is probably at the peak. he can do so much unilaterally and so when he puts out a statement in the inaugural address about the error of perpetual warfare not to p be acceptable, that has to be a down payment on what he intends to do, and right now, you not seen many signs that he intends to address it, but so many throughout the first term that he has gone in the opposite direction and where is the rollback of the war on terrorism and it is not under obama. >> and george bush did feel like the world of a powerful example and the example is gitmo and the president signing that he is going to close guantanamo bay and four years later not able to do it. but it is not a lack of intention, but inability to do it, because he is not capable of doing anything that he wants. >> it is a lack of leadership. at the end of the day, we have such a balance of power, that we come to the conclusion that it really takes agreement among ever
two workers were killed at the research center and five others were wounded. >>> president obama says he wants final immigration reform, a deal done in six months. during an interview, the president said it could even be done sooner because no major issue is standing in the way. eight senators, four democrats, four republicans have agreed on a framework when it comes to immigration reform. it would include a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. >>> a dictionary and these sawyer reduce to lead to the mistrial of a former culpeper police officer found guilty of manslaughter. he was convicted tuesday of shooting and killing patricia cook. the jury foreman disobeyed the judge's instructions and brought in dictionaries and a that sawyer reduce during deliberations. prosecutors say the verdict should stand. the defense want as new trial. the verdict at this point remains up in the air. >>> how should d.c. spend its $417 budget surplus. if councilman marion barry has his way, it would be used to improve services for the city's disadvantaged people
to the heart of that. the obama rejects keystone pipeline. others are furious because of the climate change issues. i'm assuming you would conclude that exxon is also is a furious as it was back then. >> guest: oh, yeah. they don't quite know what to do about the politics of the keystone pipeline. in their book it is so irrational that they -- they almost can't overcome their own sort of indignity about how disconnected politics of the pipeline is from the underlying questions of climate change regulations, that their roll in that and the global oil market. thesteen pipeline is a continuation of the things that made them mad earlier. >> host: absolutely. the same thing. >> guest: trying to attack the problem -- look, even the environmentalists would admit, i'm sure, that if they could enact universal price on carbon as the basis for addressing climate change and the danger office global warming, they would. failed to do that and couldn't get a bill in congress. so they're trying to look for opportunities to call attention to the problem and keep challenging the status quo. so they have chos
." >> what was the break through the turning point for president clinton and president obama do you think? >> i think bill certainly worked very hard for the president in the '08 general election. he also consulted with the white house on some of the economic issues. and was very committed to you know, being as good of a supporter as he possibly could. and they just got to know each other more than they ever had before. i don't think there had been an opportunity for them to do that before this last four years. >> all started in that 2010. tuck see the rest of clinton's interview with andrea mitchell. nobody knows the clintons better than andrea mitchell at our network, andrea mitchell reports at 1:00. >> up next, senator lamar alexander will be here next to talk. plus, egypt is on the brink again two years after the fall of mubarak, the military chief of that country warns the civilian government could collapse. but first a look ahead. the president's schedule today. keep an eye out before our good friend telemundos, jose diaz-balart a sitdown with the president this afternoon. we'll hav
divisive issues in the nation. on friday, vice president biden officially kicked off the obama administration's public push aimed at pressuring congress to enact stiffer gun laws. biden held a round table discussion in the traditionally gun-friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out emails to supporters writing, "tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue." in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and a ban on assault weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today ca
-chair of the campaign i would be proud to work for and with president obama. but i'm focused on issues like immigration and guns. we need to push for and support very important safe responsible gun legislation likes an assault weapons ban, universal background check, the straw buyers and gun trafficking. i'm focused on my job right now. we'll see what happens when it's all over. >> sounds like you're open to the possibility? >> t.j., i'm focused on the job. >> focused but if the phone rings. mr. mayor -- >> you're good. >> -- i do appreciate your time, sir. thanks so much and look forward to talking to you down the road. >> thank you, you, too. >>> 40 minutes past the hour. time now for today's fast five headlines. the "new york times" says the obama administration is considering supplying france with refueling planes in the fight against al qaeda linked attacks in mali. >>> also this hacking group you've heard the name before probably. called anonymous. the group now says it hijacked the web site of the u.s. sentencing commission today to avenge the death of aaron schwartz. he's the internet activist
. >>> vice president joe bind is heading to richmond virginia to deliver a speech on obama's administration to reduce gun violence. president obama put hit in charge of a gun task force. he will speak at a round table discussion at virginia commonwealth including experts that worked on gun safety issues. >>> the senate introduced a bill to anger gun rights advocates proposing to ban more than 150 military style weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. diane feinstein says for her it's personal. >> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body and i was the one that put a finker in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse -- finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you've been through one of these episodes and once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> the nra says the bill has -- fired back against the bill saying senator feinstein has been trying to. [audio not understandable] >>> it said no assault weapons and angry vendors pulled out by the hundreds and the largest sports and outdoor show in the country is
. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden met with police from across the country today, to talk about ways to stem gun violence. >> we recognize that this is an issue that elicits a lot of passion. no group is pour -- that's where the rubber hits the road. >> the president noted it would take the cooperation of congress to pass the bulk. his goals include restricting access with assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips, as well as universal background checks for all gun buyers. >>> the first witnesses were called to the stand for the trial of a baltimore man. michael johnson is charged with the murder of 16-year-old felicia barnes that occurred in 2010. today barnes' older sister testified johnson tried to make a pass at felicia six months before the murder. the prosecution is also expected to call a man to the stand who says he witnessed the crime. she went missing while she was visiting her parents in baltimore. it's a national day of mourning in brazil. that tragedy may be worlds away, but there are warning signs to work at here at home. >> hundreds lost their lives, look
. they will discuss curbing gun violence with experts who worked on gun safety issues in wake of the virginia tech massacre in 2007. we're also learning this morning that president obama will take his first trip outside d.c. since the inauguration. that will happen next week when he heads to las vegas. the president made numerous stops in nevada while campaigning and defeated mitt romney in that state. the white house is not releasing think other details about the trip. >>> mitt romney will be in town for a rare appearance. he's attending a luncheon hosted by katherine reynolds and hotel magnet bill marriott jr. at the marriott hotel downtown. he's rejoined the board of directors after leaving in 2011 to run for the white house. the former presidential candidate chose not to attend the inauguration monday. the first nominee to do so since michael dukakis in 1989. >>> 6:06 now. d.c. council planning to hear more about a report that police in the district improperly investigated sexual assault cases. news 4 first to report that the human rights watch report that claims that d.c. police routinely mis
. confirmation hearings begin for president obama's choice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. senator john kerry will sit at the witness table to answer questions from his colleagues. >>> back to the weather issues today, lots of school delays and some closures because of the winter weather. we are running the full list at the bottom of your screen and it is also on myfoxdc.com. >> still snowing out there. with us for a couple more hours. we'll see some afternoon sunshine. i'll have the details on your weather forecast. julie wright has a look at those roadways which are getting to be snow covered coming up right after the break. >>> a live look outside at the roads as they begin to deal with the snow that came down in the early-morning hours. it doesn't look too bad out there right now but never know. if you are out there driving around, be extra careful. you may want it leave a little bit early. you got to get that stuff off the windshield and deal with the slick roads, snow plows. >> i saw a couple of trucks out there too. >> make sure you have the windshield wiper fluid.
his nomination hearing before the senate foreign relations committee and addressed a number of issues. kerry had served on the foreign relations committee for nearly 30 years. he is expected to be easily confirmed by the full senate on tuesday. >>> president obama has nominated a tough former prosecutor to head the securities and exchange commission. he has picked mary jo white. she helped put away mafia crime boss john gotti and convicted the person responsible for the world trade center bombing in 1993. white's nomination now heads to the senate. >>> the vice president and top white house officials are heading to richmond this morning. joe biden and homeland secretary janet napolitano will be holding a round table at virginia commonwealth university on reducing gun violence. joining them will be experts who worked on gun safety issues in the wake of the virginia tech shooting. >>> more on a metro overhaul, the systems that thousands of people rely to get around each day is talking about going places it has never gone before. but first, let's check in with tucker barnes for the lates
thinking about it. so i think our covers are good. so we talk about what obama is doing in areas where he cannot get legislation through congress. it is important. it tells republicans in the house that this is a place where perhaps you can make a difference. regulations are only issued pursuant to legislation, so legislation comes regulation. republicans could stop or override some of these regulations, and maybe some democrats will go along. the epa and some other regulations are pretty hostile to small business, the energy production. and other are democrats or not really on board. alternative energy agenda that the obama administration is pursuing as well. and on health care, there are particular parts of obamacare that congress may be able to slow down or stop. the piece is mostly a report on what the administration is doing, but it gives guidance to congress. one thing republicans in congress needs to think about is what they can accomplish in by sized chunks. there will not change health care in a conservative direction in the next four years or reform entitlements. can they accomp
. sunday at noon eastern on book tv on c-span2. >> president obama is set to deliver the state of the union. a discussion on how foreign policy and national security issues will be handled in the president's second term. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> good afternoon, folks. good afternoon, folks. can i get everyone to sit down and to quietly? thank you. i think we are going to start here. good afternoon, everybody. i am the vice-president for foreign defense studies at the american enterprise institute. welcome to the first in our annual series of state of the union policy events. every year, aei scholars come together and we look forward to the challenges of the year ahead and policy questions that have been raised and are likely to come up, and try and look forward a little bit, think a little bit about what the right answers are to the questions that are being posed. it is and as the events we do with only aei fellows. we are happy to be -- together with them. i will lay out what the other events are at the end of the session. let me introduce those who are here with me at the table.
something. >> reporter: president obama, who met with giffords tuesday, has promised action on the issue. >> we can't tolerate this anymore. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. >> reporter: putting forth proposals that include an assault weapons ban, a ban on high-capacity magazines and the measure that is seen as most likely to go somewhere, background checks on all gun purchases, including private sales by owners. but there is resistance from gun rights advocates. wayne lapierre, the head of the nra, says the federal government is not enforcing its existing gun laws effectively and the answer is not more gun laws. >> none of it makes any sense in the real world. >> mr. lapierre, that's the point. the criminals won't go to purchase the guns because there will be a back grounding check. we'll stop them from the original purchase. you missed that point completely. i think it's basic. >> reporter: but can the president push a far-reaching law to tackle gun violence through congress? >> is he biting off more than he can chew? >> this is a president with a 60% approval
. the hearings are due to start at 9:30. >>> on the immigration front, president obama says he is looking for reforms to be done within six months. he tells a spanish language teach network that a deal should an trainable this year. he also says that politics, not technical issues, are standing in the way of immigration reform. >>> now to the aftermath of the mess on metro that happened last night. several delays after power problems left swarms of people stranded. some passengers even walked through a tunnel trying to get out. metro is now looking into the problem of riders getting off trains to ensure it doesn't happen again. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the navy yard station in southeast this morning with the latest. >> reporter: metro is apologizing to passengers foren inconvenience after yesterday's mess and it will hold a debriefing with fire department officials this morning to try to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. d.c. fire trucks and ambulances converged on the anacostia and navy yard stations in the middle of the evening rush hour. there w
incredibly excited. when i listened to obama's inaugural address monday and heard him reference the continuing struggles for equality on many fronts, it was great to hear him mention women's issues. i did not expect that to be the pretlud an announcement -- prelude to an announcement this significant in such short order. >> military leaders have to decide which if any combat jobs they think should be available to men only. they'll make decisions by 2016. >>> political analysts expect smooth sailing today for john kerry during his confirmation hearing to be secretary of state. kerry will answer questions from his colleagues on the senate foreign relations committee. he is the committee's chairman so new jersey senator robert menendez will preside over the hearing. president obama nominated kerry last month to succeed hillary clinton at the state department. >>> a developing story right now out of south korea -- rather, north korea. the south korean government says north korea may be preparing a nuclear test. the associated press reporting that north korea is warning that it is re
be a start. >> leaders say the likely republican plan now is to de-emphasize social issues like abortion and push even harder on a progrowth low-tax program. i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >> a legal setback for president obama today, a federal appeals court ruled he violated the constitution by making three appointments to the national labor relations board while congress was in recess. normally the president isn't allowed to bypass the senate, while senators were not in town when the president decided to fill the vacancies over the holidays, the senate was technically in session. the white house hasn't said yet whether it plans to appeal today's ruling. >>> also today, president obama announced he has appointed denis mcdonough to be his current chief of staff. the president said his new chief of staff has been involved in every major national security decision of his presidency. he also noted he is seen in the picture taken in the white house situation room during the raid that killed osama bin laden. he is seated behind hillary clinton and wearing a deep blue shirt. he replaces jack le
used in that capacity by the obama administration. i do not agree with him on all of the issues. i was troubled by his attempts to negotiate with bashar assad, who was very little credibility. he first voted against the war in iraq, then voted for the surge that made it possible for us to rescue a failing situation. but i do not think he will truly for -- to truly make the foreign policy of the u.s. any more than hillary clinton really did. this is one of the most centralized foreign-policy positions of ever seeing with the president and a handful of close aides truly making those decisions. i think john carey will be a capable the plant carrying out those decisions. host: there will be a live hearing today. one of the nominees, chuck keiko, nominated to be the -- chuck heigl, nominated to be the defense secretary. what do you think about? guest: there is no question he has been outside the mainstream of the senate. do not get me wrong, his hair was them in vietnam is something everybody should respect and his many years of service in the country, something for which i have the mon
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